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Book: Revolution Street by Amir Cheheltan

Uncensored and unflinching, Amir Cheheltan's firebrand tale of power, corruption, and love, set against the roiling aftermath of the Islamic Revolution, opens an unforgettable trilogy of novels about everyday lives in contemporary Tehran.

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Fattah is a backstreet surgeon specialising in hymen repair -though it was working as an executioner in the notorious Evin prison that made him rich. When a beautiful young girl, Shahrzad, lands on his operating table, he becomes dangerously infatuated. Undeterred that she is already promised by her family to another man, he sets out to win her by any means. Robbed of his bride, the jilted and fanatical fiance attempts to use the regime's apparatus to win her back, a mission that takes him deep into Tehran's underworld of criminals and provocateurs. But once the powers of the state are unleashed, events gather a fateful momentum until none can escape their explosive collision.

ISBN:  9781851689842
Publisher: OneWorld
Publication Date:  6 March 2014
Extent: 192 pages
Dimensions: 135mm x 216mm
Subjects: Fiction

Author Details: Amir Cheheltan has published numerous novels and volumes of short stories in Iran, which have all undergone a number of restrictions and re-publications due to censorship. He currently supervises the literature workshop of the Karnameh Culture Centre in Tehran.


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